Uluru Statement and Indigenous Self-Determination
Free Public Lecture
Come along to this panel discussion on the Uluru Statement and Indigenous self-determination. The Uluru Statement from the Heart was adopted in 2017 by over 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It urges the Australian Government to address the structural inequalities faced by First Nations peoples through constitutional recognition, and the establishment of a Commission to oversee reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
All are welcome to attend.
Dr Shireen Morris, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School
Dr Shireen Morris
Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School
The University of Melbourne
Shireen Morris is a lawyer, postdoctoral fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School, and a senior adviser on constitutional reform to Cape York Institute. Neither Indigenous nor white, Shireen Morris is both outside observer and instrumental insider in the fight for Indigenous rights. Shaped by her family's Indian and Fijian migrant story, Morris is a key player in what many consider the greatest moral challenge of our nation: constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians.
Associate Professor Sarah Maddison, Research Coordinator
Associate Professor Sarah Maddison
School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne
Sarah Maddison taught political science at the University of New South Wales from 20042014, where she also held roles as Senior Associate Dean (20072010) and as an Australian Research Council Future Fellow (20112014). She joined the University of Melbourne in 2015. She has published widely in the fields of reconciliation and intercultural relations, settler colonialism, Indigenous politics, gender politics, social movements, and democracy. In 2015 Sarah published *Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation* (Routledge) based on comparative research in South Africa, Northern Ireland, Australia, and Guatemala, and in 2016 she published the collection (coedited with Tom Clark and Ravi de Costa) *The Limits of Settler Colonial Reconciliation* (Springer). Her book *Black Politics: Inside the complexity of Aboriginal political culture* (2009) was the joint winner of the Henry Mayer Book Prize in 2009. Her other recent books include *The Women’s Movement in Protest, Institutions and the Internet* (coedited with Marian Sawer, 2013), *Beyond White Guilt* (2011), *Unsettling the Settler State* (coedited with Morgan Brigg, 2011), and *Silencing Dissent* (coedited with Clive Hamilton, 2007). In 2017 Sarah was a Visiting Chair of Politics at the University of Cape Town and has previously held visiting positions at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, the University of Connecticut, The University of Witwatersrand, and the University of Ulster. In 2009 she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study models of Indigenous representation in the United States and Canada.
Jill Gallagher, Commissioner
Victorian Treaty Advancement Commissioner
Jill Gallagher AO is a proud Gunditjmara woman. Jill has dedicated her life to advocating for selfdetermination outcomes on behalf of the Victorian Aboriginal community. She has spent the past 20 years advancing Aboriginal health and wellbeing on behalf of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, including 14 years as CEO. Jill's outstanding contribution to community has been recognised with induction into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2009, awarding of the Order of Australia in 2013, and induction into the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll in 2015.